The ATSB has deployed a team of four investigators to the accident site with expertise that includes aircraft engineering and maintenance.
The ATSB is investigating a fatal aircraft accident involving a Cessna Conquest 441 aircraft, registered VH-XMJ, that occurred near Renmark Airport, South Australia on 30 May 2017.
The pilot and passengers were fatally injured and the aircraft destroyed.
The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a B206 helicopter, registered VH-DPU, 45 km NNW of Gladstone Airport, Queensland, on 17 March 2017.
Operators and pilots are reminded of the hazards associated with agricultural low-level flying and the increased risk of collision with terrain.
While conducting a low-altitude inspection of the beach‑landing site, the aircraft sustained a sudden loss of engine power. One of the passengers was fatally injured and the other three occupants sustained serious injuries.
The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving B200 King Air registered VH-ZCR at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Vic, on 21 Feb 2017.